The Fabulous (Fantastic) Four

Just something that’s been stuck in my head all week.  During sacrament last Sunday, the Bishop spoke to us about what he called:


I like how he put it.  It immediately got everyone’s attention and then he told it how it was…

If you are not doing these four things in your life, DO IT.  Don’t do it half way, do all of it and you will be blessed.

  1. Go to Chuch EVERY Sunday, to EVERY meeting.
    Do all three hours, don’t pick and choose.
  2. Daily Prayer
    Say your prayers daily.  Say them in the morning, at night and throughout the day.
  3. Daily Scripture Study
    As you read and study your understanding and faith will grow.
  4. Pay a Full and Honest Tithe
    “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in my house; and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of Hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”  (3 Nephi 24:8–10; Malachi. 3:8–10)

There you have it.  The fabulous four… or what I like to call the fantastic four.  I personally feel it is wise advice in which my Bishop addressed head on.

First Post of 2010 – An Update

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here.  A lot has been going on and I just haven’t had time.  Here is what has been going on since I’ve last posted:

  • Stake-wide Ward Boundary Reorganization
    Yes, we knew it was coming since the announcement in August but I feel that once the reorganization was approved, the split came about swiftly and with an extraordinary amount of organization.  The manner in how it was done bares witness to me of the divine inspiration of our church leaders have and how this church is the real deal.
  • New Calling
    I was happy to keep what was my current calling as a Webelos Den Leader for a whole 1 week into our newly organized ward.  I was sad to get a call right after our last meeting, knowing they were going to release me from it.  That feeling was quickly replaced with excitement when I learned I’d be an Assistant Scoutmaster and working with the 11 year old boys!I was pleasantly surprised to  find out that the brother who baptized me and was mission leader when I was an investigator was now my partner with the 11 year old scouts!  We also went to our trainings together and did a December Time camp out in below-freezing temperatures.  It was a fun experience and I learned a lot.

    Now every Wednesdays we have our meetings and I am excited to be helping the scouts pass off their requirements all the way up to First Class.

  • Getting To Know New People
    I am on my outside an introvert and I keep to myself.  And seeing how church beings at 9am in the morning, it doesn’t help one bit that I am NOT a morning person.  Besides the early time we have to be at church, this has given me and others a reason to throw ourselves out there.  I like to think that on my inside I have a person screaming to get to know everyone and be outgoing.  I was happy the other weekend when I realized that I actually knew at least half the people I pass by in the hallways now.
  • New Perspective
    It’s always interesting to me how differently things can be ran by the  Bishopric in a ward.  Whichever way they go about things, one thing is for certain.  They are absolutely called by God to their positions to minister and lead the ward.

So far it seems like 2010 is off to a great start!